Items not finished:

  • Three outside doors need to be built (frames are in place)
  • Cabinets need varnishing
  • Some of the cab wiring needs to be cleaned up
  • Floor needs to be carpeted (have padding and high quality new gray carpet)
  • Some of the ozite wall covering is stained (mostly from the  installation glue) and need to be replaced or stained in some fashion
  • Dash need some finish work including installing a radio (have original, but it is not a great radio)
  • Rear sheet metal need to be added

General statement:

This motorhome was built with very strong materials and made use of technology typically used in expensive bus conversions.  As you can see from the lists above, the conversion is about 80-90% complete.  The construction produced a strong unit that handles well, but is a bit on the heavy side (about 22K).  It is self contained (we have lived in it for several trips up to 5 weeks in duration).  The finish of the work can best be described as functional.  The work is not sloppy, but there are some things that a buyer might want to spend some time detailing. 

This is a very heavy-duty class 7 truck.  The frame is dual channel heavy-duty from the factory.  The truck engine/transmission pulls smaller trailers well.  The engine has been set for at least 210 HP and pulls better than a late-model truck with electronic DT466 (210HP) that I drive for the company I work for.  The company truck has about the same frontal area and weight but doesn't handle or pull as well as this truck.  Having said that, a buyer might want to consider a re-power if he were going to pull a larger heavy trailer.  The obvious choice is the IHC DT530.  Considerably more torque and is the same general size as the DT466.  Another good choice is the Cummins M11.  This is a bigger engine, but is rated and used for Class 8 trucks up to 80,0000 pounds.  It would have to be shoehorned in, but I believe it would fit and would make a heck of a puller.  The truck market is very depressed today and the M11 can be found for reasonable money.  Both the DT530 and the M11 engines are slow speed engines (2100) and would require that they be mated with a 10 or 13 speed overdrive transmission (readily available).

Bottom line, this is a very functional vehicle that will provide the buyer with a great value.


This unit is titled in Colorado as a 1975 Great Divide Motorhome with the 1986 IHC  Serial number.  Colorado titles a motorhome using the body information and that was the body on the vehicle when I titled it in 1993.  I have all of the information that would permit a re-title to the 1986 IHC model if your state permits.

Terms of Sale

This vehicle is sold as is where is - no warranty. A $1000 deposit is required to hold the vehicle.  Balance to be paid at closing.  Closing must take place within 14 Days of purchase agreement.  If the buyer does not pay the balance within 14 days, the buyer forfeits their deposit. All funds must be in the form of Money Order or Certified Check. US funds only. Buyer to arrange for pick up.  I will consider delivery in the continental United States for cost plus 10%..

Additional Item for sale:

Onspot automatic tire chains (see picture below).  Meets Dot requirements for chain laws. These chains were installed on the truck, so they will bolt on. I paid $1400 for these chains.  Many emergency agencies and school bus districts use them.  Click here for a link to the Onspot website for detailed information

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